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Should I Get An MRI After A Florida Car Accident?

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One of the first steps you should take after a Florida car accident is seeking medical attention. When you seek medical attention after a Florida car accident, there are several medical diagnostics tests your physician may want to run. An MRI is one of these tests. It is completely understandable if you’re concerned about the costs of an MRI. However, as you think about the cost of an MRI, it is crucial that you also think about the benefits of undergoing an MRI after a Florida car accident. Ask yourself, will an MRI assessment help me health-wise? Can it help my personal injury claim? Once you have considered all the benefits and disadvantages of undergoing an MRI after a car accident, you can make your decision.

What Is an MRI?

This is an imaging technique that incorporates the use of computer-generated radio waves and a magnetic field to produce detailed images of the tissues and organs in the human body. An MRI can produce 3D images that can be looked at from various angles.

Which Car Accident Injuries Can Be Identified Through an MRI?

An MRI can be used to diagnose different car accident injuries. These include;

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Herniated disc
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Broken bones

According to Mayo Clinic, MRIs are often used to diagnose brain and spinal cord injuries.

Why You May Want To Consider Undergoing an MRI After a Car Accident

Undergoing an MRI after a car accident can help your doctor better diagnose your injuries. And when your doctor can better diagnose your injuries, it means they can provide you with the treatment you need. For example, when your doctor is sure about the exact location of your injury, they can be able to use the right technique to treat your injury. An MRI can also help your doctor determine if you need surgery and if any long-term damage has been caused. Generally, as it pertains to your injuries, undergoing an MRI can ensure you receive the best treatment and care.

As it pertains to your personal injury claim, an MRI scan can be used as medical documentation. Such medical documentation can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies are in the business of making money. Often, the lack of enough medical documentation leads to a plaintiff being paid less than they deserve or being denied payment altogether, even when the insurance company knows the plaintiff’s claim is legitimate.

In conclusion, it is imperative that you do what is best for your health and what can help you safeguard your right to compensation after a car accident. So, keep this in mind as you think about whether or not to undergo an MRI after your Florida car accident.

Legal Help Is Available

If you’ve been injured in a Florida car accident because of another party’s negligence, contact one of our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm. We can help you recover the maximum possible amount of compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the West Palm Beach, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Bradenton, Daytona Beach, and Fort Myers areas.

Resource:

mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/mri/about/pac-20384768

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